The first table below looks at the demand for the Automated Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Tester
Rank 133 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring an Automated Tester 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.11% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £283
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +6.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2637 1983 2830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.35% 94.38% 93.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1716 1207 1696
Average daily rate £350 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 127 179
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Automated Tester
England

Automated Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Tester in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automated Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Automated Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Tester across the South West region.

Automated Tester Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Automated Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Tester across the South West region.

Automated Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Automated Tester
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Tester within the South West region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire - 3 £375 -
Wiltshire - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Automated Tester
England

Automated Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Automated Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Automated Tester in their job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 7 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Time Management
2 4 (57.14%) Kanban
2 4 (57.14%) SoapUI
2 4 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) SOAP
3 3 (42.86%) Web Services
3 3 (42.86%) JBoss
3 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (42.86%) ISEB
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) JUnit
3 3 (42.86%) SAP
3 3 (42.86%) Programme Management
3 3 (42.86%) DTV
3 3 (42.86%) Electronics
3 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) Manufacturing
3 3 (42.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (42.86%) Mule
3 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 3 (42.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (42.86%) Digital Marketing

Automated Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Automated Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Automated Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) Mule
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (57.14%) SoapUI
2 3 (42.86%) JUnit
2 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
3 2 (28.57%) Selenium
3 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (42.86%) Electronics
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
1 3 (42.86%) Manufacturing
1 3 (42.86%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) SOAP
2 3 (42.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Time Management
2 4 (57.14%) Kanban
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Programme Management
3 3 (42.86%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) SAP
1 3 (42.86%) JBoss